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I am a sociologist interested in sexuality, gender, social psychology, religion, spatial inequality, sexual minority health disparities, and qualitative and mixed method methodologies. 


My research explores how social factors interact to create and reinforce social inequality. Specifically, my research examines the disparities between sexual minorities and heterosexuals within social contexts like religion, family, and health. In a current project, I am studying how sexuality, gender, and rurality shape access to and experiences with community resources and social support. 


I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Old Dominion University. Before coming to ODU, I earned my PhD in Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies.



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